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Normal white count and a high level of creatine kinase. What illness could this indicate?

Normal white count and a high level of creatine kinase. What illness could this indicate?

Maybe none: If you exercise, you ck can be very high -- many times the upper limit of normal. The normal range is for couch potatoes. I'm glad you asked, but no lab test means much in isolation. Best to ask your physician and see what matches with your symptoms and lifestyle. ...Read more

Creatine Kinase (Definition)

Creatine kinase is an enzyme found in muscles throughout the body. There are different subtypes of the enzyme, called isoforms, which predominate in different organs. For instance, the isoform in skeletal muscles is different from that which is most heavily found in the heart muscle. A blood tests detects levels of this in the body, for example if ...Read more


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How to treat high level of creatine kinase due to nerves?

How to treat high level of creatine kinase due to nerves?

Here's accurate info: Somebody's kidding you or there is a misunderstanding. Creatine kinase is an enzyme found in the blood; the reference range was determined for couch potatoes, and in my series' of athletic medical students, a majority of healthy young people have "elevated levels" just from exercising. It's also high in a few illnesses your physician knows about, but not from "nerves". ...Read more

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My level of creatine kinase, total, serum @ 980 no muscle or serious injures. Why so high?

My level of creatine kinase, total, serum @ 980 no muscle or serious injures. Why so high?

Need more info: Creatinine Kinase may increase in many illnesses. To adequately answer your question you have to speak to your physician who knows your medical history. ...Read more

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What can extreme high levels of creatine kinase (skeletal muscle enzymes) be the result of?

What can extreme high levels of creatine kinase (skeletal muscle enzymes) be the result of?

Just being fit: The reference range is set on the assumption that you don't exercise. Fitness types routinely have values way up in the thousands. No need to limit your fun in the gym. ...Read more

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How long would creatine kinase (ck) levels in blood be elevated after exercise?

How long would creatine kinase (ck) levels in blood be elevated after exercise?

Up to four days: Strenuous exercise frequently triggers a rise in ck that peaks 16 to 24 hours following a workout, then stays elevated for 72 hours before falling back to. ...Read more

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Can you still workout hard if creatine kinase is high?

Can you still workout hard if creatine kinase is high?

Resolve cause first: High creatine kinase is due to muscle damage. It would be important to determine the cause of muscle damage before working out so that you do not add to the damage. ...Read more

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My creatine kinase levels were at 56 , is this a good reading , what does this mean?

My creatine kinase levels were at 56 , is this a good reading , what does this mean?

Not much: You are probably not having a heart attack, some illness that seriously damages your muscles, and are also probably not in heavy athletic training or doing really hard manual work. We have a saying in pathology, "look at the person, not the numbers." hope all else is okay, thanks for writing. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my creatine kinase level?

Should I be worried about my creatine kinase level?

What is the level?: Elevated creatinine kinase level indicated muscle injury. If it is elevated, please consult your doctor to determine the cause and determination of the need for a treatment and the proper treatment. ...Read more

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